Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. posted the following tweet announcing star Clark Gregg will return to direct the season premiere.  That episode is titled, “Missing Pieces.” 

The cast, minus Gregg, were on hand at San Diego Comic Con to sign autographs and answer questions about the show. Chloe Bennet told Entertainment Weekly, ” He’s still the director of SHIELD! It’s exciting! He’s always been such a great leader off camera anyway, so it feel totally normal.”

The cast did say they don’t know what’s in store for season six, because they only got the first script on Thursday. They only thing they know is that Jeff Ward has been promoted to series regular.  

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MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.E.I.L.D. – ABC brings the star power to Comic-Con International 2018 with talent appearances from some of the networks most popular and exciting series. From Friday, July 20 to Sunday, July 22, autograph signings and meet n greets are taking place with the stars of ABC Series The Rookie, Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Whiskey Cavalier, The Goldbergs, Schooled, Once Upon a Time, Fresh Off the Boat, Speechless and Child Support. Fans also have the opportunity to explore the world of ABC with an interactive experience spanning multiple genres, including immersing themselves in a high-tech multicam show environment and limited edition collectibles for purchase. (Matt Petit via Getty Images) CHLOE BENNET, ELIZABETH HENSTRIDGE, NATALIA CORDOVA-BUCKLEY, IAIN DE CAESTECKER, MING-NA WEN, HENRY SIMMONS, JEFF WARD

Spoilers for those who haven’t finished season five.

The big question about the premiere is who will be around.  A couple of important things happened in season five and in the MCU that affect the series going forward. 

Leo Fitz 1.0 (Iain De Caestecker)  jumped into a cryochamber after the rest of the team were taken to the future. He woke up some 70 years later to help them return to the past.  During the final battle, Fitz died when a building collapsed on him.  But there is another Fitz currently in space.  

Coulson (Gregg) was dying the entire season after giving up the alien DNA that brought him back to life.  He opted to spend his last days with Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) on an island paradise.  The team said their goodbyes to Coulson and May and set off to find Fitz 2.0 in space. 

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Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson and Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – The Force of Gravity. Photo courtesy of

This happening all before Thanos (Josh Brolin) snapped his fingers in Avengers: Infinity War.  Thanos set out to obtain the Infinity stones so he could wipe out half of the population of the universe…kind of his way of purging and resetting things.  We don’t know how the Agents were affected by that tragic event.

As for the fate of Agent Coulson, not much is known.  We do know that we will see a younger version of Coulson in the upcoming Marvel movie, Captain Marvel, debuting March 8, 2019.   Will he return? Tell us what you think in the comments below. 

Season six is set for 13 episodes instead of the usual 22.  Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD returns in Summer 2019. 




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